The Miracle of Birth Center is celebrating its 14th year and is staffed by volunteer veterinarians from the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association, veterinary students from the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the University of Minnesota, and members of the National FFA organization. This display, the most popular attraction at the fair, educates the public on the vital role that animal agriculture and veterinary medicine plays in the state of Minnesota. With live births and newborn farm animals, including cows, pigs, chicks, sheep and ducks,
the display highlights the importance of animals to our economy, health, and quality of life.
Volunteers are needed to answer questions and help in the birthing process. Many of your clients visit this exhibit, and they would be excited to see "their" veterinarian at work. This is also an excellent opportunity for large animal veterinarians to interact with students and the public, and recruit them into the large animal field. Each year our volunteers remark that this is an experience they will never forget!
Moderate in the Nursery of Knowledge (NOK), our educational corner in the Miracle of Birth Center. Open to both students and veterinarians, this is our 3rd year of the educational area. Many interesting activities throughout the Fair will happen within the Nursery of Knowledge. We will have presenters educating on Veterinary Chiropractic, Equine Dentistry and Urban Chicken Farming. VetCamp Volunteers presenting on "So You Want to Become a Vet" and tours of an Ambulatory Veterinary Truck. Also continuous looping of videos on cesarean section and veterinary diagnostic procedures and "A Day in the Life of a Veterinarian". Engage with your audience to give them a better understanding and appreciation of the topics talked about within the videos.
Thursday, August 21, through Monday, September 1, 2014.
View available time slots and who is currently volunteering here
To volunteer call the MVMA office or download the form below, fill it out, and fax or mail to the MVMA office:
Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association
101 Bridgepoint Way, Suite 100
South St. Paul, MN 55075
For a Volunteer Press Release you can send to your local papers click here
Volunteer Press Release
Please also review the volunteer communication information below. Additional questions may be asked the day of the fair.
Need Directions? Click below to view a map of the fairgrounds
Map- (See F18 for the Miracle of Birth Center Location)